Police arrest man in connection with pedestrian collision in Fenham.
At around 4.35pm Friday (November 23), police received a report of a collision involving a pedestrian on Wingrove Road North, Fenham.
An investigation was launched to trace the driver after they failed to stop at the scene.
The 18-year-old female pedestrian was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries where she currently remains.
Enquiries are ongoing and officers have now arrested a 31-year-old man and recovered a vehicle in connection with the incident.
Officers are asking for any witnesses to come forward, particularly those who may have seen a grey/silver Peugeot 307 in the area shortly before or after the incident.
Anyone with information or dashcam footage is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 760 23/11/18 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.